Nominees for the 64th annual Emmy Awards were announced July 19 and four of the six shows contending for outstanding comedy series boast Jewish producers: “Big Bang Theory” (Chuck Lorre), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Larry David), “Girls” (Lena Dunham) and “Modern Family” (Steven Levitan).
In addition, “Homeland,” which is based on the Israeli show “Hatufim” (“Prisoners of War”), received nine Emmy nominations, including for best drama, best actor and best actress.
Dunham, creator of HBO’s “Girls,” received four nominations, to which she responded in a New York Times interview, “You know that song they sing at Passover, ‘Dayenu,’ which is, ‘It would have been enough.’ If God had just taken us out of the desert, it would have been enough. If he’d give us a cow, it would have been enough. But he did all this other stuff. I feel like with everything that happens, Dayenu.” — jta